Sewing Tutorial: Make a Card Wallet

Give business cards, gift cards and loyalty cards a new home.

Here’s a cure for your overstuffed billfold and purse pockets: make a quick and easy card wallet. This beginner sewing project comes together effortlessly, and features a Dritz® sew-on magnetic snap fastener that’s a cinch to apply. You’ll have so much fun picking out your fabrics, trim and embroidery floss colors, we bet you can’t make just one! 

Sewing Tutorial: Make a Card Wallet

Dritz® supplies:

Omnigrid® supplies:

Other supplies:

  • 6” x 12” piece of both lining and outer fabric
  • 5.5” of accent ribbon or trim
  • 1/3 yard of lightweight fusible interfacing (such as Fairfield™ Stabilize)
  • Embroidery floss in coordinating colors
  • Pen
  • Small cup

Fabric Prep:

Outer Fabric:

  • 1pc: 11.5” x 5” outer panel

Lining Fabric:

  • 1 pc: 11.5” x 5” lining panel

Fusible Interfacing:

  • 3 pc: 10.5” x 4” for panels

Center and apply 1 fusible interfacing piece to the wrong side of lining panel.

Center and apply 2 fusible interfacing pieces to the wrong side of outer panel.

Other notes:

  • WST = wrong sides together
  • RST = right sides together
  • RSO = right side out
  • SA = seam allowance

Tips:

Choose coordinating fabrics. The lining peeks through for a fun pop of pattern and color.

Choose a fabric for the outer panel that is textured or has a non-directional print and be sure to select a coordinating thread for your machine so your stitches blend in.


Use an Omnigrid Rotary Cutter and a Cup to Make Rounded Edges on Sewing Projects

1) Using a small cup as a guide, trace the corners of the cup at the top of both the lining and outer panels. Trim away the curves.


Wallet Sewing Project in Progress

2) Fold the outer panel up 4”, WST. Mark the snap placement so it is centered 2” below the raw edge.


Wallet Sewing Project in Progress

3) Hand stitch the magnet side of the snap at the mark using 3 strands of coordinating embroidery floss.

(Psst: like that nifty case we’re using to store our hand sewing needles? It’s a Dritz® Twist ‘N Select® needle storage tube.)


Wallet Sewing Project in Progress

4) Mark the other snap placement at the top of the lining panel. Center the snap top ¾” from the top edge. Stitch in place.


Wallet Sewing Project in Progress

5) Center the accent ribbon on the outer panel 1.25” from the curve edge. Apply fabric glue stick to hold ribbon in place. Edgestitch the ribbon in place.


Wallet Sewing Project in Progress

6) Pin the lining and outer panels RST. Stitch around the edges with a ¼” SA. Leave a 2” opening near the bottom on the left side for turning. Backstitch at the beginning and end.


Wallet Sewing Project in Progress

7) Clip corners and curves.


Wallet Sewing Project in Progress

8) Turn RSO. Use a blunt tool to gently poke out corners. Press. Use glue stick to close the opening from turning.

Edgestitch around the edges with a ⅛” SA. 


Sewing Project in Progress: Card Wallet

9) Fold the outer panel up 4” to create the pocket; pin. Stitch along the sides of the pocket making sure to backstitch at the beginning and end. Stitch over the existing stitches.


Sewing Tutorial: Make a Card Wallet using Dritz Sew-On Snap Fastener

Your wallet is now ready to load! Use it to house all of those business cards, gift cards and loyalty cards you have stuffed in your billfold and purse pockets. 


Sewing Tutorial: Make a Card Wallet using Dritz Sew-On Snap Fastener

Notice how nicely the Dritz® sew-on magnetic flower snaps work to keep everything secure. Isn’t it such an easy-to-apply (and cute!) fastener?


Sewing Tutorial: Make a Card Wallet using Dritz Sew-On Snap Fastener

Enjoy your new card wallet! These also make great gifts so no need to make just one!

This is also a great maker project for those of you who sell handmade wares!

Thanks Jennifer Mathis of Ellison Lane for this super cute project. Jennifer has contributed many popular projects to our blog – we’re looking forward to another year of making!

 

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